Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust awards $5,171,404.50 in grants to 44 Arizona and Indiana charities

November 20, 2001

(Phoenix/Indianapolis)

– The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust presented $5,171,404.50

in grants to 44 Indiana and Arizona charities in November at statewide

check presentation ceremonies. The check presentations were held

at the Church of the Beatitudes in Phoenix on Nov. 15 and the Old

Centrum in Indianapolis on Nov. 19. The check presentation ceremonies

were held at former Trust grantee sites with more than 75 guests

at each event.

"The grant recipients share a common thread of excellence in

fulfilling their commitments to their respective communities and

states," said Harriet M. Ivey, president and chief executive

officer of the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. "Grants

range from $13,000 to $1.5 million and represent every area of the

Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust’s program interests, which are

helping people in need, protecting animals and nature and enriching

community life," Ivey added.

This is the Trust’s third funding round for the year 2001. The Trust

has a distribution budget of $17.4 million in 2001. Since the Trust

began making grants in 1998, it has committed $54,370,302.48 to

396 nonprofit organizations.

The Nina Mason Pulliam

Legacy Scholars program was launched in the fall of 2001. Through

the program, the Trust underwrites scholarships for nontraditional

college students at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

and Ivy Tech State College, Central Indiana in Indianapolis and

Arizona State University and Maricopa Community Colleges in Phoenix.

Beginning in the fall of 2001, the Trust sponsored five students

at IUPUI, eight students at ASU, 12 students at Ivy Tech State College

and 15 students at Maricopa Community Colleges. Students are eligible

for support for up to six years at IUPUI and ASU and four years

at Ivy Tech and Maricopa Community Colleges. Additional Nina Scholars

will be recruited on an annual basis.

The Trust had approximately $350 million in assets as of Sept. 30,

2001.

The next deadline for Preliminary Applications is Jan. 14, 2002.

Applications may be obtained by visiting the Trust’s web site at

www.ninapulliamtrust.org; by writing the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable

Trust, 135 N. Pennsylvania, Suite 1200, Indianapolis, IN 46204;

or by calling 317-231-6075.